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Hill House

Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
+44 1436 673900
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  • Average5%
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LOCATION
Upper Colquhoun Street | Helensburgh, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park, Helensburgh G84 9AG, Scotland
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+44 1436 673900
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"charles rennie mackintosh"
in 78 reviews
"his wife"
in 36 reviews
"well worth a visit"
in 46 reviews
"tea room"
in 31 reviews
"national trust for scotland"
in 28 reviews
"blackie family"
in 22 reviews
"drawing room"
in 19 reviews
"margaret macdonald"
in 18 reviews
"art nouveau"
in 14 reviews
"scones"
in 12 reviews
"family home"
in 11 reviews
"interior design"
in 11 reviews
"attention to detail"
in 15 reviews
"dining room"
in 9 reviews
"master bedroom"
in 8 reviews
"light fittings"
in 8 reviews
"entry fee"
in 8 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely old house designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh in 1903. It shows off his trademark design quality beautifully. Every room is a delight and after marveling at the designs a visit to the in-house tea room is a must.

Thank David M
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear David M Thank you for reviewing your visit to The Hill House. Good to know that you enjoyed seeing it and that you liked the tearoom. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn

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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is an impressive building which shows off the talents of the architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It's well worth a visit.

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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Stewart Brown Thanks for taking time to review your visit to The Hill House. So glad to know that you enjoyed it. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn

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Reviewed 3 days ago

On our way up from London to Fort William by train we decided to break the journey with an overnight stop in Helensburgh and to fit in a necessarily brief visit to Hill House before catching the early afternoon West Highland train at the nearby...More

Thank Gaddesdencouple
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Mackintosh fans Thank you for fitting in a visit to The Hill House to your busy schedule. I am so glad that you enjoyed it and that the staff were so helpful. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Property worth visiting. Aspect of historical interest well explained / captured by exhibits and information provided to let the visitor know the thought process behind the design of the house and its interior decoration by the MacKintosh husband and wife team.

Thank Lesley M
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear Lesley M Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Hill House. So pleased to learn that you enjoyed it. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Well worth a few hours of your time, it’s a fantastic example of the Mackintosh we know and love. An extraordinary place that is in need of repair - they’re on it, donate now please. Take your time to explore and learn about both the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The house and gardens are beautiful and it was fascinating to see how Macintosh designed not only the house but much of the furniture as well in an integrated manner. It is well worth a visit. The tea shop was also good. There was a...More

Thank missdixon
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Miss Dixon Thank you for writing such a positive review of your visit to The Hill House. I am so glad that you enjoyed the gardens as well as the house. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The brilliance of CRM and his wife Margaret MacDonald is here to see in all its glory, virtually untouched since it was built in 1904 for Mr Blackie (Scottish Publisher), since then it had had one other owner before falling into the hands of NTS...More

Thank Scottish_Wanderer66
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded today

Dear Mackintosh Fan Thank you for writing such a detailed review of your visit to The Hill House. The Portland cement has been causing problems with damp for over a century and various attempts have been made to solve the problem. As you say in...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being a fan of Rennie Macintosh and Art Neavou, I have wanted to visit this house for over twenty years. However, it was a bit like viewing a house for sale. There has been a lot of work done to the house and seriously needs...More

Thank Lvira54
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear LVira I am so sorry to learn that you were disappointed by your visit to The Hill House. The house is not full of furniture because Mackintosh was creating a clear, uncluttered look. Apart from a few items, all the furniture that Mackintosh designed...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You don't need to know a lot about architecture or interior design to appreciate this house. The house is a very complete-in-itself experience. You can see how everything works together and it really is a very interesting place to visit. Each room has a printed...More

Thank ChristinaAuret
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Christina Auret Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive and detailed review of your visit to The Hill House, Kind regards Lorna Hepburn

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've visited lots of 'historic' houses over the years and this one really stands out for its uniqueness as its decorated and furnished in a very original art deco type style, The house has lots of noteworthy features and whilst not that big is very...More

1  Thank Jasmine101Surrey
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Lorna H, Manager at Hill House, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Jasmine Thank you for taking time to review your visit to The Hill House. I am delighted that you enjoyed seeing the house and that you found it interesting. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn

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JENNYJOHN2011
17 July 2017|
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Response from Karen F | Property representative |
The best way to travel to The Hill House from Glasgow city centre is by train from Queen Street Station, Lower Level to Helensburgh Central and then take a taxi up the hill to The Hill House. The train journey takes about... More
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alan n
8 July 2017|
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Response from Karen F | Property representative |
Thank you for your message. You are welcome to have your picnic in the garden. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager, The Hill House
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TCF42
16 May 2017|
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Good afternoon Yes, you can use the tearoom without buying a ticket to see the house as long as the tearoom is not too busy. At busy times, visitors to the House have priority. Kind regards Lorna Hepburn, Property Manager... More
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